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the deadliest mass shooting in recent us history — at least 50 people are dead and more than 200 wounded in las vegas. shooting into the crowd at a music festival. a 64—year—old suspect opened fire from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel before being shot dead by police. all of a sudden we heard pop, pop, pop, pop, pop countless times and we all thought it was firecrackers. and it kept on going, then he fired for a bit and fired another 15—20 rounds and that's when we realised it was a fully automatic — sounded like a high powered rifle. police have named the gunman as 64—year—old stephen paddock — a local resident not thought to have any militant connections. as far as his history and background, we haven't completed that part of the investigation yet, but we located numerous firearms in the room that he occupied. we will have the latest from las
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vegas. also this lunchtime... the uk's 5th biggest airline has collapsed, leaving more than 100,000 customers abroad and all future bookings cancelled. the chancellor says there needs to be unity and focus on brexit said the uk can security about the good jobs and prosperity. violence at the ballot box in spain. the european commission says catalonia's independence referendum was not legal and calls on both sides to talk. and the scientist who believes he may have worked out why the fire at grenfell tower spread so quickly. and in sport on bbc news, what now for ronald koeman after another everton defeat? they lost to burnley. the manager says he cannot question the players commitment. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one.
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at least 50 people have been killed in las vegas and more than 200 have been injured after a gunman opened fire on a music festival last night. it's the deadliest gun attack in recent us history. the suspect — named by police as 64—year—old stephen paddock — repeatedly fired into the crowd from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. eyewitnesses described sustained automatic gunfire that lasted for around five minutes. the gunman was finally shot dead. the authorities say they believe he was not connected to any militant group. 0ur correspondent, james cook, is in las vegas. yes. this is a city which is in shock and a city which has been paralysed by this, the deadliest attack in modern us history. the
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deadliest attack of this kind. more than 50 dead, more than 200 injured and a terrible feeling that the number of dead may yet rise. hospitals in las vegas have been overwhelmed. an appeal has gone out for people to donate blood will stop the city itself is an eerie sight. it is on lockdown. it has been shut down. the famous gambling strip sealed off entirely and police blue lights all over the city as the investigation continues. 0urfirst report is from richard galpin. i must warn you, you may find some of the scenes in it disturbing. thousands of fans pinned down, desperate for cover, as a gunman opens fire with an automatic weapon. but there is no safety here in this large, open area. the only option is to run, as the bullets keep slamming
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in. as people tried to escape, the gunmen opened fire again. he seems to have a large supply of ammunition. this couple had been right next to the stage. we just hit the ground and laid there and hang onto each other. it was quiet for a bit and then fired another 30 rounds and then quiet. what we were doing was every time he had stopped and reloaded, we got up and started to make our way towards the fence. then he would shoot again and we would hit the ground. i must have heard him do that at least 15 times. this isa him do that at least 15 times. this is a real situation. people staying in nearby hotels were told to take shelter. this group had been at a party, having to hide in the basement gym. the attack took place just after ten o'clock last night. it was right in the heart of las
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vegas, in the famous strip of hotels, casinos and concert venues. the gunmen was in the mandalay bay hotel on the 32nd floor, firing down onto the music festival across the road below. hundreds of ambulances and police vehicles soon swamped the area. before they arrived, local people, including hotel workers, had been helping the injured. my co—workers started to see lots of people who were shot in the chest, arms. some were shot in the thighs. a lot of people were shot coming onto our property. people were hysterical. specialist firearm officers moved in once they knew where the gunman was firing from. the man, who lived in nevada, and has been named as 64—year—old stephen paddock, was killed. we are co mforta ble stephen paddock, was killed. we are comfortable that the primary aggressor in this event has expired,
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01’ aggressor in this event has expired, or passed away, and is no longer a threat. there have been multiple phone calls and accusations, or conjecture, coming through social media that there are multiple shooters at other resorts. that has proven to be false. additionally, there have been accusations or believes there are explosives going off. that is also false. the police have also located this woman, 62—year—old marilyn stanley, who has been described as the companion of the gunman. —— marilou danley. with 50 people known to have been killed and 200 injured, this is the deadliest mass shooting in us history. so, yes good just to recap. the deadliest mass shooting in us history as we were hearing from richard. more than 50 people dead,
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more than 200 injured. we have been hearing are some other wounded people were taken to hospital. the hospitals were said to be flooded with the injured in the immediate aftermath of this attack is being brought in by ambulances which were choking the approaches to the hospital and not just by choking the approaches to the hospital and notjust by ambulances but by private cars as well, as people desperately tried to get their friends to the medical attention that they needed. this has stunned the city. it is still very early in the morning but it is clear it will stand the united states of america could even the united states of america, a country sadly to which such mass shootings at least on a smaller scale are not uncommon. the man police have named is 64—year—old stephen paddock. do we know anything more about him? well, we know he is white. he lived
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ina well, we know he is white. he lived in a retirement community not far from las vegas. there are reports that he had arrived at the hotel with a female companion, who we heard richard reference there. it is unclear whether that is correct or not. police say they have located her and she is a person of interest in this investigation. as to why he may have carried out this attack, no indication as to a motive at this stage. 0bviously that will be something that the police and the huge investigation that will follow is going to look into in the coming days. he was said to have had a large arsenal, a huge number of weapons, in that room. police eventually stormed their way into the room using explosives on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel, killing stephen paddock. but, as to why he would have set itself
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up as to why he would have set itself up in now, shooting down at the concertgoers below is just so, so difficult to fathom. james cook with the latest from las vegas. thank you. monarch — the uk's 5th biggest airline has collapsed — leaving more than 100,000 customers overseas and all of its future bookings cancelled. customers due to fly from the uk have been told not to go to the airport. the tour operator had been in last—ditch talks with the civil aviation authority about renewing its licence to sell package holidays, but failed to reach a deal. our business correspondent, simon gompertz, reports. monica has been taking people overseas for half a century as the package holiday business first sword and then began to stall. at four o'clock this morning administrators meeting on all the planes were on the ground to stop any taking off. monarch had run out of cash despite any last—minute warning from turning up
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any last—minute warning from turning upfor uk any last—minute warning from turning up for uk airports, some of the 750,000 people have now had their upcoming holidays cancelled. we pulled up in a taxi and the man told us pulled up in a taxi and the man told us to go away because there was no flight. us to go away because there was no flight. turn around and go back to where you had come from. at four o'clock they gave us a leaflet saying that our flights from monarch had been cancelled. we were panicking. what we do? everyone was after flights here, there and everywhere. it has cost me another £666 to get to wear a want to today. absolutely gutted. £600 is a lot of money to pay out and not know if we will get it back because we put it ona will get it back because we put it on a debit card, of course. now starting the government is calling the biggest repatriations in peace time. 110,000 currently on holiday being back over the next two weeks on specially chartered airlines. it appears contingency planning had been going on for days. appears contingency planning had been going on for dayslj appears contingency planning had been going on for days. i know this
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is tougher people who were hoping to travel. my heart goes out to them today that we have talked to other airlines and tour operators. they have already started trying to rebook and reorganise trips they will do their best. i hope that people get away before too long. the thousands who have had future trips cancelled wondering where they stand. if they have an atol bonded package they will be protected but most have bought the flights with no cover. they had been told to claim against their credit card company or through a process called chargeback ona through a process called chargeback on a debit card which takes longer. most will find travel insurance is not much help because you will need to have paid for airline failure as an optional extra. at the head office of monarch in luton today, most of the company's 2000 staff to go although some will be kept on to manage the fallout. i still cannot believe it really. i still feel like iam in believe it really. i still feel like iamina believe it really. i still feel like i am in a dream, it is believe it really. i still feel like iam in a dream, it is a
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believe it really. i still feel like i am in a dream, it is a shock. when we found out, we got the e—mail this morning. i haven't really been hearing much. it's all been speculation here and there. how can you wake up and not have a job?m was owned by an investment firm and 110w was owned by an investment firm and now administrators will salvage what they can. there were initial expressions of interest but that did not materialise into anything. there may be interest in certain parts of the business, certain routes and certain assets and that is likely where efforts will concentrate. former managing director explains what he thought had gone wrong as monarch tried to survive. as bears we re monarch tried to survive. as bears were coming in down by as much as 20% this year, there was simply nowhere for monarch to go. it could not cut costs or increase its fleet. u nfortu nately, not cut costs or increase its fleet. unfortunately, the aim we have seen today was almost inevitable. unfortunately, the aim we have seen today was almost inevitablem unfortunately, the aim we have seen today was almost inevitable. it is only days since ryanair amounts mathcad relations but as the
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cancellations. people are wondering what is happening in the skies above their heads. —— ryanair announced mass cancellations. bbc travel show presenter simon calder is with me. people who are already abroad need not worry too much was that they will get back. it is very stressful when you find out in a foreign country that your airline has gone bust. i have just country that your airline has gone bust. i havejust come back from country that your airline has gone bust. i have just come back from the civil aviation authority headquarters. they have a kind of war room where they are setting up a shadow airline. 12,500 people heading back today at pretty much the same time they expected. there will be some shuffling around. you might end up at luton and said gatwick and have to take a bus. you are ina gatwick and have to take a bus. you are in a much better position than anybody else in this sad business. what about the people who have booked holidays in the future with monarch? they will eventually be able to recoup their money but the cost of a holiday is likely to have
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increased very steeply in the meantime. he has seen many cases of people trying to rebook flights to malaga, alicante people trying to rebook flights to malaga, alica nte and people trying to rebook flights to malaga, alicante and seeing the flight malaga, alicante and seeing the flight actually increase before their eyes. unfortunately that will happen. you have to think laterally. if you want to go to the algarve, consider a flight to lisbon and then hop on the train or bus from there down to the coast. it will be horrible in the next few months for the three quarters of a million people with forward bookings but more so people with forward bookings but more so for the nearly 3000 staff. thank you. and if you are a monarch customer, then there is more advice, including details about what to do and who to contact on our bbc news website. go to bbc.co.uk/news and follow the links. the chancellor, philip hammond, has
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called for unity in the approach to brexit. addressing the conservative party conference in manchester mr hammond said the labour party had been taken hostage by a clique of hard left extremists, as out political correspondent alex forsyth reports. theresa may's team is hoping to shift focus from politics to policy. the chancellor used his speech to defend the conservatives record in government, and outline plans for the future, including investment in infrastructure. today, i'm announcing a further £300 million to future proof the railway network in the north, ensuring high speed two infrastructure can link up with future in northern powerhouse and midland rail project, while keeping open all options for services through manchester piccadilly. and, aware of the challenge of labour, chancellor defended the tory approach to the economy and offered his thoughts on brexit. if we get
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this right, written will have a bright future beyond brexit, but to get to it, we must be clear i do about the challenges along the way, must not downplay the difficulties 01’ must not downplay the difficulties or underestimate the complexities. this will be one of the most challenges —— challenging tasks ever undertaken by a peace time government in this country but with focus, determination and unity, we will succeed. business groups, is by the chancellor's efforts to reassure, are concerned about division and disorganisation in government. this is about competence and coherence at the heart of government, businesses around the country large or small are telling us country large or small are telling us they need to see that because there are confidence, animal spirits, willingness to invest depends upon unable programme. this isa depends upon unable programme. this is a chance for the tories to set out the vision on country, "brexit" isa out the vision on country, "brexit" is a big part of that and because the party does not always agree on the party does not always agree on the best approach to leaving the european union, that prompts questions about unity at the top
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levels, and therefore, leadership. boris johnson's taking much levels, and therefore, leadership. borisjohnson‘s taking much of the blame for provoking chat about the prime minister's authority. chance today was asked about his colleague's future in the cabinet. they are presenting a united front. is cabinet squabbling harming the economy? behind-the-scenes, there are challenges. studio: 0ur assistant political editor, norman smith, is at the conference in manchester. the chancellor was speaking a short time ago, has he done enough to reassure business? i suspect privately, he's probably shares many concerns of business, because listening to philip hammond's beach, he struck a rather eeyoreish approach to brexit, not to say mr grumpy, investment and business slowing down, chiding brexiteers not to underestimate just how tricky this was going to be. earlier,
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slapping down boris johnson, this was going to be. earlier, slapping down borisjohnson, saying, no one in the cabinet is un—sackable. what really struck me was not what he said about "brexit" 01’ was not what he said about "brexit" or boris but the amount of time he devoted to jeremy or boris but the amount of time he devoted tojeremy corbyn of islington, north london, a huge amount of the speech was an attack onjeremy corbyn amount of the speech was an attack on jeremy corbyn and amount of the speech was an attack onjeremy corbyn and that reflects oui’ unease onjeremy corbyn and that reflects our unease and disquiet at this conference. maybejeremy corbyn is right, maybe the centre ground is shifting to the left. you sense mr hammond today, we tried to restate the case that capitalism was trying to claw back the centre ground to the right. but it is striking, when you look at some of the policy announcements we have had at this conference, whether it be on tuition fees, or the pay cap, or will stir to, or more houses and money for railways, you sense they are almost having to respond to thejeremy corbyn pay cap. —— or austerity.
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this may be a conservative conference, but it seems theyjeremy corbyn is not just conference, but it seems theyjeremy corbyn is notjust dominating the agenda but dominating much of the airtime, too. top story: the deadliest mass shooting in recent us is terrific, at least 50 people are dead and more than 200 wounded in las vegas at a music festival. police say the gunman was a 64—year—old local resident. police say the gunman was a 64-year-old local resident. all of a sudden we heard, pop pop pop pop p0p: sudden we heard, pop pop pop pop pop, countless times, we thought it was firecrackers. kept on going, quiet for a bit, then fired another 15, 20 rounds, then we realised it was a fully automatic, sounded like a high—powered rifle. jurgen klopp sees points dropped again, liverpool let slip at st james' park against newcastle. they are now seventh in the premier league table. nearly 900 people were injured
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in spain yesterday during clashes with police over a disputed independence referendum on the future of catalonia. the government of catalonia says 90 per cent of those who voted backed breaking away from spain. but the spanish government and now the european commission have declared the poll illegal. the un has called on the spanish authorities to investigate thoroughly and impartially violence that occurred. 0ur correspondent gavin lee is in barcelona. the whole of the city certainly in the centre, here in placa de catalu nya, festival the centre, here in placa de catalunya, festival atmosphere, people are on the streets, they have listened a short while ago to the cata la n listened a short while ago to the catalan president, carles puigdemont, one day after the violence of the referendum voting
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day, he says 90% of people voted for independence of 2 million who voted, they want independence and they will have the eu to orchestrate the twins 0mar el—hussein and the catalan government. —— orchestrate between spain and the catalan government. this is how the last 2a hours have played out. voiceover: last 2a hours have played out. v0|ceover: barcelona, calm on the streets this morning, after the fighting yesterday at the ballots, the people of catalonia dusting themselves off after a brutal day of voting. the band referendum pitting voters and independence activists against the police, and rubber bullets and bat on closing down link stations. —— baton. translation: bullets and bat on closing down link stations. —— baton. translatiosz pa rt stations. —— baton. translatiosz part i think what the government did was ok but i did not like what the civil guard and police did, they beat older people and kids that were there, that was not good enough. translation: i am of the opinion
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that this referendum was not manage the way it should have been, there may have been other ways so we could be happy with the results. part of us be happy with the results. part of us catalans are not happy with the result of the referendum. the cata la n result of the referendum. the catalan president, carles puigdemont who organised this band vote is holding an emergency cabinet meeting this morning. he now speaks of declaring independence in 48 hours. translation: on this day of hope and suffering, catalonia's citizens have earned the right to have an independent state in the form of a republic. the images of police violence at polling stations, people trying to vote to protect the ballot box, david against goliath for the right to self—determination. more than half the population here did not vote, many want unity, and talk of being fearful, a wider division, because of a band referendum. catalonia is the size of belgium,
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7.5 million people, it is a language, culture, devolved powers, its strong economy is one of paul factor for the yes vote. the spanish prime minister, mariano rajoy, appears to be in a fragile position, defending the use of force as proportionate and his government have promised to use the cons the juicing to block any attempts to break off. —— pull factorfor the yes vote. this is a politically critical time of the catalan government, who believe they have a mentoring, that in 48 hours they may call for at least a path towards independence and that will happen by tomorrow evening. european commission, the union, have responded, saying the violence should not be tolerated in any scenario, but they have not got direct the involved with what is going on. they say it is a domestic issue. butjean—claude juncker has asked to meet with mariano rajoy later this afternoon. a leading chemist at the university of reading has written
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to the grenfell inquiry to say he believes he may know why the fire spread so quickly. professor laurence harwood was asked by the bbc to conduct some experiments on insulating foam and aluminium cladding and found that moisture from weathering may have acted as an accelerant. jon cuthill has more. voiceover: the grenfell fire burned at around 1000 degrees. but aluminium should not set light until almost twice that temperature. how is that possible?! it hasjumped up... so how did the aluminium part of the cladding burn? the answer might be moisture. it is counterintuitive to think that water would make matters worse but that is what i believe could be the situation. over time, rain and humidity can get trapped in the insulating foam
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and in a fire, is moisture is released as steam. steam generated from the burning foam impinges on hot aluminium. the aluminium would react violently with water, generating lots of heat and hydrogen. it would then supply steam in a fire at such a rate as to be able to react with hot aluminium, not put it out with a fireman's hose. professor harwood demonstrated how a small amount of water can make aluminium catch fire atjust 300 degrees. you see, it is getting hot, there is an actual flame... and there was no flame before you introduce the water. the professor has now handed over his findings to the grenfell enquiry. these are just rather crude simulations. this now needs to be carried out on real cladding armour and there is a possibility to explain why the fire ran out of control as it did. and if you live in the south of england you can watch more on that report this evening, on inside out, at 7.30pm. that will also be available online
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via iplayer. it's the biggest overhaul of the benefits system since the 1940s, universal credit is designed to streamline payments and encourage more people into work. but its rollout has been widely criticised. today, new research for bbc news shows that in the areas where it was first introduced, as many as 84% of claimants are in rent arrears. jayne mccubbin has this report. it got to the point where i took my daughter into the job centre and sat ata daughter into the job centre and sat at a desk and asked them if they we re at a desk and asked them if they were going to feed her, because i could not afford to do so. a single mother, who had to wait six weeks for her as universal credit payment, one infourwait for her as universal credit payment, one in four wait longer, and today she has been threatened with eviction because of arrears.|j she has been threatened with eviction because of arrears. i am still in arrears of £100. she lives in oldham, one of four areas where it was first rolled out, pathfinder areas where bbc breakfast returned to see how the reform is going. six different benefits were rolled into
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one, designed to be cheaper to work better, but that one payment is now paid once a month, not every other week, including housing costs paid direct to tenants and not the landlord. tugging those payments after a long wait for the first means many people likely have struggled to budget. on this estate in warrington, we have learned that 90% of you see tenants are in arrears. what we have seen about how quickly arrears can escalate in a short space of time because of the lack of payment in the first period, people are really struggling. -- uc te na nts. people are really struggling. -- uc tenants. over one third are struggling so much that they are on an alternative payment arrangement, with extra help to manage rent, with all part payment diverted back to the landlord. we asked other housing associations in the pathfinder areas how their uc tenants work coping and they said 84% of all tenants on universal credit are in arrears, with the average amount owed £655.
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they also told us that one third of all those universal credit claimants are on an apa. i recognise there has been problem. yesterday, acceptance from the very top that this benefit can be hard to live on but in the job centre in oldham they say it is working. 496 job centre in oldham they say it is working. 4% rise job centre in oldham they say it is working. 496 rise against people on job centres, they are getting into work faster and they are keeping jobs. —— people onjob seekers allowa nce. jobs. —— people onjob seekers allowance. david gauke told his party today that now is not the time to apply the brakes, is that he said, more people likely could get help to avoid a crisis with an advance loan. i am £1.72 per week better off in work, they say that you are better off in work but that is not the case. not everyone benefits under the new system but 50 job centres a month, every month,
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from this month, will see the full service roll—out continue at a faster pace than ever before. returning to the main story, deadliest mass shooting in modern us history, at least 50 killed and 200 wounded in las vegas. james cook is there. we are learning more about there. we are learning more about the gunman and what happened to him. getting more information about how this came to an end, this horrific mass shooting, the gunmen was on the 32nd floor of this building, mandalay bay hotel, and apparently, what gave away his location, two things gave away his location. people could see muzzle flashes from the window, where the weapon was being fired, but also, what really helped the police in getting to the room and getting into the room was that the smoke alarm, the smoke detector in the room went off because there was so much smoke from the weapons that he was firing, the
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weapon he was firing, in the room. we are also hearing the police or other authorities saying that they recovered at least eight weapons from that room, at least eight weapons, perhaps, plus some other long rifles, that they found in the room. they burst their using explosives, although it is not clear whether the explosives, whether a shot from police, or whether the gunmen turned his rifle or his gun on himself to kill himself. not there exactly how he died. he is dead and he has left behind him carnage and horror. time for a look at the weather forecast. real blustery monday, strongest of the wind has produced big waves, as you can see from this weather watcher picture,

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